What is a good diet to a healthy heart?

A variety of food. A heart healthy diet consists of foods from different food groups as well as an avoidance of excess fats and excess carbs which can increase heart disease risk. Lean protein, carbs (which is simply the name for starch or complex sugars), vegetables, fruits, and some fat are needed. Fats and carbs need to be limited.Fat raises cholesterol, excess carbs increase weight. Both lead to heart attacks.

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I am 84 yr old female w/very healthy heart. I had rather not follow any heart diet. I would prefer to follow a good diabetic diet. Where to find one?

Diet for diabetes. I prefer that term to "Diabetic" At 84 if you do not have diabetes you are lucky and enjoy for the next 20 years. If you do have diabetes and have concerns see if you can get a dietitian to see you at your home or at the doctor's office. Read more...
ADA. You can find much useful information on the American Diabetic Association (ADA) website, www.diabetes.org. Read more...

What is a healthy heart rate for women who are in good shape?

Depends . Your age and general health, medication profile, and exercise routine are extremely important to address this question. Additionally, your use of caffeine and chocolate will impact your heart rate. Your rate should be between 60-80 beats per minute. Read more...

What would be a good healthy heart rate for a 53 yr old just doing daily activities? RHR 50s/60s. Is upper 90s-lower 100s too high?

Max HR based on age. When we perform stress tests, we generally try to obtain as close to maximum as possible calculated as 220 minus your age so for you: that would be 167. I tell my patients that they should achieve at least 85% of maximum during maximal effort and to ease down once that heart rate is achieved. As one becomes more conditioned, it takes longer to achieve that peak heart rate. Read more...

Do good blood oxygen levels indicate a healthy heart?

Heart disease. Good blood oxygen levels indicate adequate lung, chart and blood function to achieve those levels. Abnormalities of the heart are possible within this statement. Read more...
Good enough. Normal blood oxygen saturation levels means nothing is immediately broken. That doesn't mean everything is in tip top shape. There are many pulmonary, cardiac, and hematologic causes of low blood oxygen levels and the "pulse ox" as we sometimes call it, helps us know when these conditions are getting better. Read more...

Could you tell me what are good foods and vitamins for getting a healthy heart and improving circulation?

Save Money. You most certainly don't need to supplement with vitamins (unless it's vitamin d, and even then it's a hard maybe). Study after study has found no benefit. Fish oils seems to be pretty great, but only in high doses of >3gm/day of the dha/epa. Google "mediterranean diet" and have a look at this: http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/features/what-to-know-about-omega-3s-and-fish. Read more...

What is a healthy heart rate?

50 - 100 bpm. Generally, your resting heart rate will fall between 60 - 90 bpm, but resting rates slightly faster/slower than 50-100 bpm may still be considered normal, especially in the absence of other symptoms, like fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, or passing out spells. Read more...